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aleatory

adj. uncertain; usually applied to insurance contracts in which payment is dependent on the occurrence of a contingent event, such as injury to the insured person in an accident or fire damage to his insured building.

aleatory

(Perilous), adjective adventurous, beset with perils, dangerous, endangered, exposed, exposed to risk, fraught with danger, full of risk, hazardous, imperiled, minatory, ominous, parlous, precarious, riskful, risky, treacherous, unsafe, venturesome, venturous

aleatory

(Uncertain), adjective alterable, ambiguous, capricious, changeable, changeful, depending, dubious, equivocal, in question, incalculable, indefinite, mutable, not fixed, open, permutable, protean, undecided, unsettled, unstable, unsure, variable
Associated concepts: aleatory contract
See also: speculative
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The test would require judges to make judgments about which portions of reality are deterministic and which are aleatoric.
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With time, however, it seems that the whole space of aleatoric discourses obeys a law of negative entropy which is in opposition to the positive entropy of the physical environment: in the space of the mind, the quantity of information is constantly increasing, despite -- or because -- of these perpetual disagreements.